Queenswell Junior School, N20 - 2022/23 admission arrangements consultation

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Consultation has concluded

Overview

All schools have admission arrangements which set out how places will be allocated and how many children will be admitted to the school, also known as the Published Admission Number (PAN).

School admission arrangements are determined annually by the admission authority for each school. Where changes are proposed to admission arrangements, the admission authority must first publicly consult on the proposed changes.

Barnet Council is the admissions authority for 39 community primary schools, including Queenswell Junior School. The Council is consulting on changes to the admission arrangements for September 2022, as outlined below. The consultation will open on 7 December 2020 and will close on 31 January 2021.

Reduction to the Published Admission Number (PAN) for Queenswell Junior School, from 90 places to 60 places

Queenswell Infant and Nursery is the link infant school to Queenswell Junior School. The infant school has already reduced its PAN from 90 to 60 places, following a fall in demand for school places since 2017. Therefore, the number of places currently available at Queenswell Junior does not reflect the number of children that will be transferring from the infant to junior school, in September 2022. The proposal to reduce Queenswell Junior School’s intake from 90 to 60 places will bring the junior school’s PAN in line with the infant school’s PAN.

The proposed PAN reduction will also support Queenswell Junior School’s financial planning and ensure the most efficient use of the school’s resources. Our school roll projections show that the reduction will not lead to a shortage of school places as there enough places in the area to meet the expected future demand. However, should the demand for Queenswell Infant and Junior Schools increase over the coming years, the PAN will be reviewed.

No other changes to the admission arrangements for community schools are proposed.

You can view the full proposed arrangements for 2022/23 here.

Give us your views

We want to hear from all our residents as our schools service the community and have an influence on the surrounding areas. This consultation is an opportunity for you to give your views and contribute to the decision-making process of the council.

You can respond to this consultation by completing our online questionnaire here.

What happens next?

When the consultation closes, your views will be shared with the schools' governors who will take them into account and decide whether they wish the council to consider the next steps towards the reduction of the PAN.

Overview

All schools have admission arrangements which set out how places will be allocated and how many children will be admitted to the school, also known as the Published Admission Number (PAN).

School admission arrangements are determined annually by the admission authority for each school. Where changes are proposed to admission arrangements, the admission authority must first publicly consult on the proposed changes.

Barnet Council is the admissions authority for 39 community primary schools, including Queenswell Junior School. The Council is consulting on changes to the admission arrangements for September 2022, as outlined below. The consultation will open on 7 December 2020 and will close on 31 January 2021.

Reduction to the Published Admission Number (PAN) for Queenswell Junior School, from 90 places to 60 places

Queenswell Infant and Nursery is the link infant school to Queenswell Junior School. The infant school has already reduced its PAN from 90 to 60 places, following a fall in demand for school places since 2017. Therefore, the number of places currently available at Queenswell Junior does not reflect the number of children that will be transferring from the infant to junior school, in September 2022. The proposal to reduce Queenswell Junior School’s intake from 90 to 60 places will bring the junior school’s PAN in line with the infant school’s PAN.

The proposed PAN reduction will also support Queenswell Junior School’s financial planning and ensure the most efficient use of the school’s resources. Our school roll projections show that the reduction will not lead to a shortage of school places as there enough places in the area to meet the expected future demand. However, should the demand for Queenswell Infant and Junior Schools increase over the coming years, the PAN will be reviewed.

No other changes to the admission arrangements for community schools are proposed.

You can view the full proposed arrangements for 2022/23 here.

Give us your views

We want to hear from all our residents as our schools service the community and have an influence on the surrounding areas. This consultation is an opportunity for you to give your views and contribute to the decision-making process of the council.

You can respond to this consultation by completing our online questionnaire here.

What happens next?

When the consultation closes, your views will be shared with the schools' governors who will take them into account and decide whether they wish the council to consider the next steps towards the reduction of the PAN.

Consultation has concluded
  • We asked, You said, We did

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    We asked

    We asked for your views on the proposed reduction to the Published Admission Number (PAN) for Queenswell Junior School, from 90 places to 60 places, on the grounds that the demand for school places in the area has fallen and is unlikely to increase in the foreseeable future.

    You said

    We received two responses, both from Barnet residents. One respondent was strongly in favour of the proposed reduction; the other did not respond to the question. There were no objections to the proposal.

    We did

    The PAN for Queenswell Junior School has formerly been reduced from 90 to 60 places, with effect from 1 September 2022.